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Atkins 53 - a $5 handsaw

11-12-2010 11:39 PM by swirt | 17 comments »

I may have a saw problem. I picked up a 20” Saw made by the EC Atkins Co Inc for $5 at a garage sale. My wife rolled her eyes. I bought it under the guise that it was a cute little saw for my 2yr old son to use. It was true. It was a cute little saw, and I did buy it for my son to use. I didn’t need a saw that small. Then I started cleaning it up. I couldn’t have him holding a dirty saw, he might catch something. Then I started refinishing the handle. I couldn...

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The Band Saw Accessories...made in the Shop #1: Cutting Thin Strips on the Band Saw

11-12-2010 09:30 PM by Bob Simmons | 7 comments »

Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.Thomas Edison, Inventor and Scientist (1847 – 1931) Often times in our woodworking shops we need to cut thin wood strips for our projects and in many cases the table saw is often considered the tool of choice by woodworkers. However, the band saw is proving to be the winner in my workshop especially when very thin strips of wood are needed for my wood projects such as wood ...

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The great shoe challenge-Thanks Jordan

11-12-2010 09:22 PM by TJ65 | 7 comments »

I really would like to say the biggest THANKYOU to Jordan who must have went through a lot do post this shoe challenge online for us to learn sooooooo very much from. From all the great photos (except maybe the last one because his camera had had enough!), his description of what to do and how to go about it to his jovial pleasant manner. It is my only regret that I just cant give him a great big hug, so this will have to suffice!He is a great teacher to actually get all of us to complete a c...

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"Methods to My Madness: Designing and Carving a Cane" #4: Laying out and carving the leaves

11-12-2010 05:58 PM by mpounders | 7 comments »

I like some of the beautiful gunstocks that I have seen and I like incorporating some of those carved elements in some canes that I do. These designs seem to work well in canes for both men and women, depending on how they are done. You can get patterns from leather working books and I have seen some canes carved using a pattern for a belt that was simply spiraled around the cane. You can trace leaves from your backyard and then use a copier to resize them to fit your cane, but I just draw mi...

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New "Little Good Pieces" blog poll - "Marking Gauges"

11-12-2010 05:55 PM by TheGravedigger | 3 comments »

There’s a new poll available on the Little Good Pieces blog – “Marking Gauges”. How many do you have? Take the poll and let us know!

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Shop song of the day #7: 11/12/10

11-12-2010 05:02 PM by Raftermonkey | 9 comments »

Steve Winwood and Eric Clapton, Can’t Find My Way Home.

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A journey into the workshop. #74: Drill press table V 2.0 is well under way!

11-12-2010 04:59 PM by dbhost | 3 comments »

In all my cleanup, I found one of the laminations I did a long time ago for my drill press table re-do. (I royally botched the dadoes on the first one… ). So with limited shop time over the last few evenings I have been able to… #1. Trim the hardboard to be flush with the rest of the lamination. #2. Rip and attach the 3/4” walnut edge trim. #3. Rout out the through hole for the replaceable insert. #4. Rout the rabbet for the replaceable insert. #5. Drill for, and install...

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French Fry Friday #2: November 12, 2010

11-12-2010 03:25 PM by Chris Davis | 1 comment »

On this French Fry Friday, I’m going to feature a mirror. This was a custom mirror order that tied into the “Cars” theme. I started with my standard 6 drawer dresser painted it red for the customer, but they needed a mirror. This is the design we came up with.. It is made from two circles slightly different sizes. The outer black (tire) and the inner red (hub). I did it that way to give it some detail and to thicken the mirror frame. It was all built by turning my router into a com...

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A Special Unicorn Project #12: Ready To Start

11-12-2010 02:30 PM by William | 5 comments »

That’s right. The title says, “ready to start”. It appears after doing a few similar projects as this, that I have to get to this point in the process before I can actually get started. Now is when I start shaping everything and thinking about my details. I think it is shaping up to be a real interesting piece. There isn’t much I can tell you at this point that you can’t see plainly in the photo. There is one major change I made in it. I decided I didn’t li...

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Wood for sale in Lansing, Michigan

11-12-2010 01:36 PM by RussInMichigan | 4 comments »

Hey you LumberJocks, I find myself in the unfortunate position of needing to sell off some wood, so I thought I’d see if any LumberJocks would be interested. What wood does he have, you might ask? Let me list a bit of it for you. Basswood($2.00 per board foot): Great carving stock. A couple hundred board feet in many different sized boards. 4” X 4” X 78”, 2” x 9” x 48”, 4” x 8” X 78” Clear redwood($3.00 per board foot)...

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